Fullerton: Stadtgarten

Stadtgarten is a place where you can get a sausage and beer, and they serve plenty of both. Don’t come here thinking you’re getting a hot dog. If you’ve been to Wurstküche in LA or…

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Fullerton: Hapa Cupcakes 

Alcohol infused cupcakes? Sure!  Hapa Cupcakes is located in downtown Fullerton, off Harbor Blvd and Amerige Avenue, next door to Ice Bomb. I’ve seen my foodie friends check in here and rave about the cupcakes,…

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Santa Ana: Benjies NY Deli revisited

Benjie’s is a New York style deli located in Santa Ana, California. The place is divided into 2 sections: a bar area where patrons can have a cocktail, happy hour food and watch a ball…

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Newport Beach: TLT Food

TLT stands for “The Lime Truck”, and I’ve been a fan of The Lime Truck since the beginning, when chef Jason Quinn and co owner Daniel Shemtob ran the truck, and served up fresh, innovative food…

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Fullerton: Wings Cafe 

Fullerton is a suburb in Orange County with a medley of restaurants, has its own community college, and even has a university (California State University, Fullerton).  I was surprised it was large enough to have…

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Anaheim: Mimi’s Cafe

Mimi’s Cafe is a casual sit down restaurant that is French inspired, but serves up American comfort food as well. Over the years, they’ve changed their menu… and after being acquired by a new company, they…

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North Bend, WA: Twede’s Cafe (from Twin Peaks)

Fans of Twin Peaks TV show will know this diner as the double R. I don’t know how many people visit here by accident, but we certainly did not. We intentionally drove from Spokane to…

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Yakima, WA: Waffles Caffe

We left The Hobo Inn at 8:30, thinking we’d find a breakfast place along the way.  We made a few stops along the way, getting more side tracked as we spent time pulling over to…

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Portland: Pine State Biscuits 

The bed-and-breakfast we were staying at did not provide us with a sufficient breakfast, as we needed something more substantial since we were going to be burning off calories exploring the areas outside Portland. The…

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Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnuts 

We had such a late lunch, we weren’t hungry for dinner.  It was approaching 8:00 pm, and I suggested skipping a proper dinner for Voodoo Doughnuts instead.  I didn’t hear any complaints from Stephen or…

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Portillo’s, Chicago style food in Buena Park

Founded in 1963, Dick Portillo opened his first hot dog stand in Villa Park, Illinois.  Today, this Chicago icon has a few locations outside the Chicagoland area with 2 in California, Arizona and Florida. The…

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Whittier: Arturo’s Puffy Tacos

A week ago, I tweeted I was craving “Gringo” style tacos for Taco Tuesday. One of my followers asked if I ever tried Arturo’s Puffy Taco (or simply Puffy Taco) in Whittier. I replied that…

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Brea: Slapfish

Slapfish used to be a food truck and I’ve been following this sustainable fish restaurant from day 1.. The original Slapfish is in Huntington Beach, but it was quite a trek to go down there…

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Yelp Event: Lunch at DönerG

My first Elite Lunch event!! I’ve always wanted to check out a Yelp Elite Lunch event but they were too far or my schedule never allowed it.  I’ve been to the other Doner G location…

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Orange: Pepito’s  Taco Tuesday

I was craving gringos style tacos for Taco Tuesday. Pepito’s, located down the street from the Outlets of Orange, where the City Drive meets Memory Lane, fits the bill. They have street tacos with meats…

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4th Street Market, revisited

The 4th Street Market is located a few blocks from downtown Santa Ana.  For the government employees like me, we get only an hour lunch break.  This location is perfect if you need to meet…

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UCLA: The Boiling Crab

These so called “Crab” places have been popping up everywhere, but the Boiling Crab is one of the originals, and sort of like the Starbucks of the “seafood in the bag” restaurants. The original Boiling…

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